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Microlighting Cambridgeshire

Sutton Meadows Airfield, Ely

  • 30, 45 & 60-mins microlight flights
  • 'Flying Start' landaway option offered
  • Operated by flex-wing microlights
  • See Cambridgeshire from the air!

What's Included

Microlight Flight

  • A welcome and safety briefing as you are shown around the flexi-wing aircraft
  • Choose from a 30, 45 or 60 minute flight
  • During the flight you will take the control of the microlight yourself

Flying Start

  • Welcome and full safety briefing
  • A cross-country flight to another airfield where you will have a break
  • Take the pilots seat for the flight home
  • You will get around 2 hours flying time
  • This experiences lasts around 3-4 hours

What Can I Expect

Fly in a microlight out of Cambridge's Sutton Meadows Airfield! We are offering 30, 45 and 60-minute flights, as well as the ‘Flying Start' landaway experience, at this small and friendly airfield near Ely. All flights are operated by flex-wing microlights.

All the safety gear you need (helmet, flying suit and gloves) will be provided for you. Each experience starts with a ground briefing and being shown around the microlight and its controls. You will be taking off from Sutton Meadows in a P&M GT450 microlight, a top class, flex-wing aircraft.

When you're settled inside the open cockpit, with pre-flight checks done and harnesses all secure, it's time to start the engine and taxi to the runway for take off.

Once at cruising height in the microlight, you'll enjoy fabulous views over Cambridge and the Fens. But these experiences aren't just about the bird's eye view, you get to have a little fly too. 

You will be handed the controls (not literally, there are two sets of controls in the cockpit!) and you will find out for yourself how the lightest touch can alter your flight course, so steady goes!

This superb airfield is in the heart of the Cambridgeshire fenland and boasts three grass runways. This, aviation fact fans, eliminates the problems of crosswinds, as you have a choice of take off and landing directions - perfect for these lightweight flying machines.

If you are serious about wanting to get to know what piloting a microlight in Cambridge is all about, go for the Flying Start package. It's a land away experience where you fly to another airfield, have a break and then fly back. You might even get to soar over your own house if you are in the Cambridge area. Shop for your microlight experience in Cambridgeshire now!


  • Daily (excluding Sundays) all year round
  • All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Sutton Meadows Airfield in Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Widely regarded as one of the finest microlight sites in the UK

Suitable For

  • The minimum age is 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight is 15 stone (95kgs)
  • All safety equipment including helmets and flying suits are provided


  • Spectators are welcome
  • Cameras are permitted whilst airbourne, as long as it is fitted with a good quality safety strap

Anything Else

  • Participants should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled flight time
  • It is recommended you wear warm, comfortable clothing andbring a pair of gloves


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 15
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 15 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
1 Months ago
This was by far the most exhilarating experience that I have ever done, Mark was very professional ...
Rating: 5 stars
Nurcan Culleton
Excellent experience with Mark and Nigel, both warm and engaging at Intotheblue. They put a nervo...
Rating: 5 stars
peter manley
I was giving this microlight flight as a gift, Wow what a experience, it was great. Had a quick tou...
Rating: 5 stars
Susan Bowditch
Loved it. Small very private airfield, easy to find, my instructor was very patient and friendly, l...
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent experience. Instructor was brilliant and let me rebook when i was unable to get to the or...
Rating: 5 stars
An amazing experience!
Rating: 5 stars
Ray Green
This was bought as a present for me, the instructor made the whole flight very enjoyable explaining...
Rating: 5 stars
Chris Evans
Just the most brilliant experience, why have I never done it before? Dave Brown the instructor put ...
Rating: 5 stars
Andy A
the whole experience was great.look forward to do it again.
Rating: 5 stars
Dave Nicolaides
My microlight experience was everything I had hoped it would be. It gave me a chance to explore in...
Rating: 5 stars
Lynne Campbell
Was greeted by the instructor who was extremely friendly and straight away put Simon at ease as he ...
Rating: 5 stars
Roger Couling
Great experience, would recommend to everyone to try it! Instructor was excellent and made you feel...
Rating: 5 stars
Sean frear
Had an amazing time
Rating: 5 stars
A great day out!
Rating: 5 stars
Steve Lyden
Excellent instructor, highly recommended.